Wiki's in the Classroom


A wiki is a website where users can add, remove, and edit every page using a web browser. It's so terrifically easy for people to jump in and revise pages that wikis are becoming known as the tool of choice for large, multiple-participant projects.


Wikipedia says:


A wiki is a page or collection of Web pages designed to enable anyone who accesses it to contribute or modify content (excluding blocked users), using a simplified markup language.[1][2] Wikis are often used to create collaborative websites and to power community websites. The collaborative encyclopedia Wikipedia is one of the best-known wikis.[2] Wikis are used in business to provide intranet and knowledge management systems. Ward Cunningham, the developer of the first wiki software, WikiWikiWeb, originally described it as "the simplest online database that could possibly work".[3]
"Wiki" (/wiːkiː/) is a Hawaiian word for "fast".[4] "Wiki Wiki" is a reduplication. "Wiki" can be expanded as "What I Know Is", but this is a backronym.[5]

Wiki's in Plain English:


Check out this video on wiki's: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-dnL00TdmLY

Free Wiki's


Wikispaces: http://www.wikispaces.com
PBWiki: http://pbwiki.com/

Educational Wiki's


http://educationalwikis.wikispaces.com/Examples+of+educational+wikis
http://www.shambles.net/pages/learning/ict/wikiedu/

Assignment:


Your assignment is to create your own personal wiki for this class. This wiki will become your portfolio. All of your assignments and notes will be kept on this wiki. I will evaluate and grade your wiki at the end of the class.

Once you have created your wiki, you will post your personal wiki link on the class wiki site under "Student Wiki's".